A female student of the Federal University of Technology Akure Ondo State, identified as Sheba Ogbu, who was brutally beaten by Policemen has revealed that it was because she refused to have sex with them.
Sheba was left with ghastly injuries after the incident which occurred at 9:30pm along Oyemekun Road in Akure on Sunday August 25.
She narrated how she was stopped by policemen while returning from church. They had allegedly smashed her head against a stone when following a search that revealed nothing illegal on her.
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Sahara Reporters reported that the undergraduate and her family threatened to sue the Nigeria Police Force for the assault.
However the Ondo state Police spokesperson Femi Joseph, has given a different account of the incidence as he said it was between drunk students on a motorcycle.
According to him, the students’ refusal to be searched led to one of students getting injured after being slightly pushed by one of the policemen.
“The students were stopped by the policemen on patrol on Sunday night, and when they were asked to open the bag they held, they refused, that was what caused an argument between them, leading to one of them to slightly push the lady. But because the lady was drunk, she fell down and got injured.
“In spite of that, as I am speaking with you now, the policeman in question has been arrested and will face trial today ( Tuesday). He would definitely be punished.”